Handbuilt NES power switch question

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Handbuilt NES power switch question

Post by egomine » Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:29 pm

Ok I am ready to put the 1/16 metal strip onto the front of the case but the switch was not listed on the parts page. Is this something I get from radio Shack? If so does anyone know the part Number?

The one in the NES does not look like the one in Ben's picture.

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Re: Handbuilt NES power switch question

Post by jgibson » Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:04 pm

egomine wrote:Ok I am ready to put the 1/16 metal strip onto the front of the case but the switch was not listed on the parts page. Is this something I get from radio Shack? If so does anyone know the part Number?

The one in the NES does not look like the one in Ben's picture.

Thanks.
Yeah, you can get the switch from Radio Shack. It is a SPST slide switch, Part number 275-401 (which is the one I used). There is another SPST slide switch (part number 275-406), but I dunno if it would work. The amperage is lower on on 275-406 (.3 amps). The one I used is rated for 6 amps. I hope this helps. :)
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Post by egomine » Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:09 am

thanks

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Post by Guest » Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:16 pm

or you could be cool and build a sweet knife switch twice the size of your protable out of leftover metal scraps. Just bolt that baby on to the back of your portable NESp. It'll give your portable that "Frankenstien" look I'm we are all dreaming of. (ended with a preposition haha!)

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Post by TheTooth » Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:18 pm

or you could be cool and build a sweet knife switch twice the size of your protable out of leftover metal scraps. Just bolt that baby on to the back of your portable NESp. It'll give your portable that "Frankenstien" look I'm we are all dreaming of. (ended with a preposition haha!)
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Post by soundwave » Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:58 pm

It'd be awesome if they made miniature versions of those switches, so everyone could have a little (enter Frankenstein doctor's name here) in him.

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Post by gannon » Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:07 pm

well, I've seen some as small as 3", but that's as small as I've seen them :)

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Post by TheTooth » Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:56 pm

yeah, i've got a little 3 inch frankenstien switch. I use it for testing, just cause it's so simple to wire up.
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Post by poopiesman » Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:21 am

sorry to be alittle nitpicky with this, but "Frenkenstien" never had a name and his doctors name was "Dr. Frenkenstien"

man that was geeky...anyway, I could have sworn that they listed that part numbers for the switches in the Basic electronics section (browses book) they do in fact!
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Post by gannon » Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:53 am

poopiesman wrote:sorry to be alittle nitpicky with this, but "Frenkenstien" never had a name and his doctors name was "Dr. Frenkenstien"
Actually, it's Dr. Frankenstein :P

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Post by Guest » Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:34 pm

I thought it was frankenstein and frankenstein's monster.

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Post by JackFrost22 » Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:17 pm

it is :wink:

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Post by SNESguy » Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:56 am

You can get those knife switches at hobby shops and at Lowe's hardware-look in the nut and bolt section. They are located in the miscellaneous tray.

I used to play with those switches all the time when I was younger- now I have better electronic toys. :)
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